The ARRSE Underclass

#1
Read about an ex-squaddie in the press and it's fairly likely that the article will be about a bloke living under a bridge or otherwise down on his luck. In contrast, it's amazing how many people on Arrse are doing gucci jobs, earning six-figure incomes and/or living high on the hog in sun-drenched places that certainly ain't Walsall or Luton.

I earn a salary in the mid 20 thousands, work as the plod version of a bleep, live in a modest suburb of Brum, buy more than the odd item of Tesco Value rubbish and shop more at Top Man than Selfridges. So who else is willing to admit to being a lowly-wage slave?

Workers of the world, unite! etc...
 
#6
From having a well paid job (30k ish) per year, since last Feb I am back at the bottom of the heap again!

Broke up from the missus (bonus), moved to Germany and am now having to 're-train' (no pun intended) to do the same job here, which is driving trains. Over here, you train on 'dole' money and not on a starters wage with a company like in the UK. In my case, this means 750 € per month and 250€ of this is by me working a mini job 6 nights a week on top of the full time course.

I would like to add though, I am now working to live and not living to work. ;)
 
#7
I'm on a decent salary but as I'm in the mid-ranks of Higher Education administration it's nothing massive. The missus is on more as she works in IT Security, so we're not going to be down the soup kitchen any time soon.

We live in a flat that I bought from my sister shortly before leaving the Army and stay there mostly because the mortgage is now buttons and as the area's since developed the transport links are good. It's nothing fancy, but it's big enough for the four of us for the time being. Most of our disposable income goes to paying off our student debts, into savings accounts or helping out her family back home.

Not on the breadline but not eating cake either. Mustn't grumble.
 
#9
Grade 4 NHS medical secretary, next pay increment I should break the £20k barrier, woohooo!!! As I'm single with two sprogs, I get tax credits that take that up to around the £25k mark though.
 
#10
tropper66 said:
Bugsy said:
wedge35 said:
tropper66 said:
Me i'm starving
Aren't you President of the World Bank or something?
No, he's not. He's starving because he accidentally superglued his lips together. :lol:

MsG
No i'm not , I got a blood test in the morning so I cant have anything to eat or drink
Fasting blood test, you can eat or drink up until 10pm. You have half an hour, go stuff your face. :D
 
#11
Grey_Mafia65 said:
tropper66 said:
Bugsy said:
wedge35 said:
tropper66 said:
Me i'm starving
Aren't you President of the World Bank or something?
No, he's not. He's starving because he accidentally superglued his lips together. :lol:

MsG
No i'm not , I got a blood test in the morning so I cant have anything to eat or drink
Fasting blood test, you can eat or drink up until 10pm. You have half an hour, go stuff your face. :D
Its at 0800 I stuffed my face ta 7.30 but Im starving it must be Psycological
 

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#12
30K pa, 2 bedroom flat in London (not mine unfortunately), work crappy hours but enjoy the job (Risk Assessment/H&S), divorced, kids all grown up, so a happy life in all :D
 
#13
I was on a great wage, being self employed, but ive been shafted by a tw@ of a builder, so am now looking at signing on, even though I cant, as my mrs works, so will only get my stamp paid.

So my income is now NIL, as the initial layout to do the job in the first place was a huge amount, and with not a lot coming back (feck all in fact), my income is NIL, where does that put me in the underclass?



Will do most things for cash :) and no Jar, not that, I do have morals.
 
#14
Joker62 said:
30K pa, 2 bedroom flat in London (not mine unfortunately), work crappy hours but enjoy the job (Risk Assessment/H&S), divorced, kids all grown up, so a happy life in all :D
You were doing really well until you mentioned "H&S". :D

MsG
 

Joker62

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#15
Bugsy said:
Joker62 said:
30K pa, 2 bedroom flat in London (not mine unfortunately), work crappy hours but enjoy the job (Risk Assessment/H&S), divorced, kids all grown up, so a happy life in all :D
You were doing really well until you mentioned "H&S". :D

MsG
Only for the guys that work for my company, I'm not an H&S Nazi :D
 
#16
wedge35 said:
Read about an ex-squaddie in the press and it's fairly likely that the article will be about a bloke living under a bridge or otherwise down on his luck. In contrast, it's amazing how many people on Arrse are doing gucci jobs, earning six-figure incomes and/or living high on the hog in sun-drenched places that certainly ain't Walsall or Luton.
ah yes but this is the internet, these self made men were of course all with "them" or "the det" during their time, gained multiple degrees from Swindon poly, became fluent in many languages.............

blimey I think we have a new phrase "wage walts!"
 

Joker62

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#17
Gren said:
I was on a great wage, being self employed, but ive been shafted by a tw@ of a builder, so am now looking at signing on, even though I cant, as my mrs works, so will only get my stamp paid.

So my income is now NIL, as the initial layout to do the job in the first place was a huge amount, and with not a lot coming back (feck all in fact), my income is NIL, where does that put me in the underclass?



Will do most things for cash :) and no Jar, not that, I do have morals.
Oh, you're growing mushrooms as well, opps sorry, you said morals :D
 
#18
Joker62 said:
Gren said:
I was on a great wage, being self employed, but ive been shafted by a tw@ of a builder, so am now looking at signing on, even though I cant, as my mrs works, so will only get my stamp paid.

So my income is now NIL, as the initial layout to do the job in the first place was a huge amount, and with not a lot coming back (feck all in fact), my income is NIL, where does that put me in the underclass?



Will do most things for cash :) and no Jar, not that, I do have morals.
Oh, you're growing mushrooms as well, opps sorry, you said morals :D

Only between my toes :)
 
#19
Possibly in the 'ARRSE Fatcat' category but, based on other's alleged income I suspect not.

Salary is c £57000pa gross. Mortgage is c £14000 pa. Separated and paying maintenance although 2 x very hungry teenage boys live with me. Other debts around £12000. (She could spend money well!)

Constantly broke but know that I am way more privileged than many and my life-style is comfortable.

Anybody want to buy a house??
 

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